How The Key can help?

The Key encourage and support organisations to contribute to the drive to professionalise school governance and make a real difference in local schools.

Participating staff will have unlimited access to all features of our service:

  • 1,500+ online articles, with information and resources to help governors get to grips with their role
  • 750+ examples of policies from schools and other organisations
  • Downloadable, practical resources, including checklists and templates
  • Need-to-know alerts and weekly round-ups of education news
  • Our unlimited 'Ask the expert' service
  • Personalised home page, featuring data-driven trends, information and updates specific to governors’ role, school, and interests
  • Mobile optimisation, for easy on-the-go browsing

We also provide the following updates and communications for each member:

  • A welcome pack
  • A termly copy of Key Notes, our membership magazine
  • Our fortnightly e-newsletter, Governors’ briefing
  • Regular email alerts on hot topic issues (tailored by school phase, type and role)
  • Our blog, Key insights, provides opinions, discussion and insights on what’s going on in the sector

Corporate membership includes the following options**:

  • A dedicated account manager to lead the on-boarding process, encourage engagement across employees, and be a first point of contact for central staff in your HR or CSR teams
  • Welcome calls and / or engagement calls offered for everyone, with online tours of the service and individual questions answered
  • Face to face presentations to groups of employees on how to get the most out of the service, delivered by our member engagement team
  • Bespoke webinars, with relevant researchers at The Key talking through chosen articles
  • PR opportunities (media, marketing and events)
  • A personalised email address and dedicated phone number, for staff to connect with our member support team
  • Twice annual data insight reports on usage (articles accessed, new questions asked)
** Subject to a minimum number of employees

As both a former headteacher and recent chair of governors I have always believed that strong governance is one of the most important aspects of running a school well. By encouraging and placing professional people into these roles, and making sure they are well supported, we can make a significant impact on the future of education and on the volunteers themselves.

Fergal Roche, CEO, The Key